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Edward teller

[tel-er] /ˈtɛl ər/

Edward, 1908–2003, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
another name for cashier1 (sense 2)
a person appointed to count votes in a legislative body, assembly, etc
a person who tells; narrator
Edward. 1908–2003, US nuclear physicist, born in Hungary: a major contributor to the development of the hydrogen bomb (1952)

“bank clerk who pays or receives money,” late 15c., “person who keeps accounts,” from tell (v.) in its secondary sense of “count, enumerate,” which is the primary sense of cognate words in many Germanic languages.


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